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ˈplæs ɪdplacid

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. placid

    That is calm which is free from disturbance or agitation; in the physical sense, free from violent motion or action; in the mental or spiritual realm, free from excited or disturbing emotion or passion. We speak of a calm sea, a placid lake, a serene sky, a still night, a quiet day, a quiet home. We speak, also, of "still waters," "smooth sailing," which are different modes of expressing freedom from manifest agitation. Of mental conditions, one is calm who triumphs over a tendency to excitement; cool, if he scarcely feels the tendency. One may be calm by the very reaction from excitement, or by the oppression of overpowering emotion, as we speak of the calmness of despair. One is composed who has subdued excited feeling; he is collected when he has every thought, feeling, or perception awake and at command. Tranquil refers to a present state, placid, to a prevailing tendency. We speak of a tranquil mind, a placid disposition. The serene spirit dwells as if in the clear upper air, above all storm and shadow.

    The star of the unconquered will,
    He rises in my breast,
    Serene, and resolute, and still,
    And calm, and self-possessed.

    Longfellow Light of Stars st. 7.

    Synonyms:
    calm, collected, composed, cool, dispassionate, imperturbable, peaceful, quiet, sedate, self-possessed, serene, smooth, still, tranquil, undisturbed, unruffled

    Antonyms:
    agitated, boisterous, disturbed, excited, fierce, frantic, frenzied, furious, heated, passionate, raging, roused, ruffled, stormy, turbulent, violent, wild, wrathful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. placid

    Synonyms:
    calm, quiet, serene, composed, gentle, unruffled, still, halcyonic, unexcited, imperturbable, passionless

    Antonyms:
    rough, troubled, unquiet, discomposed, agitated, ruffled, disturbed, irritated, stormy, excited, impassioned

Princeton's WordNet

  1. placid, quiet, still, tranquil, smooth, unruffledadjective

    (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves

    "a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay"; "the quiet waters of a lagoon"; "a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"; "a smooth channel crossing"; "scarcely a ripple on the still water"; "unruffled water"

    Synonyms:
    inactive, smooth, motionless, suave, good-tempered, fluid, restrained, serene, static, muted, tranquil, soundless, unruffled, still, unflustered, quiet, hushed, silent, unflurried, even-tempered, subdued, unagitated, fluent, calm, equable, unperturbed, bland, noneffervescent, liquid, legato, politic

    Antonyms:
    stormy, ill-natured

  2. equable, even-tempered, good-tempered, placidadjective

    not easily irritated

    "an equable temper"; "not everyone shared his placid temperament"; "remained placid despite the repeated delays"

    Synonyms:
    smooth, equable, still, good-tempered, unruffled, tranquil, quiet, even-tempered

    Antonyms:
    ill-natured, stormy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. placidadjective

    Synonyms:
    quiet, tranquil, undisturbed, unmoved, unruffled, calm, peaceful, halcyon, palmy, serene, composed, collected, cool

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  1. H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu":

    The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

  2. Lytton Strachey:

    The history of the Victorian Age will never be written we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.

  3. Lytton Strachey, Eminent Victorians (1918):

    The history of the Victorian Age will never be written: we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.

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